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ATC Group: A02BB Prostaglandins

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A02
Drugs for acid related disorders
3
A02B
DRUGS FOR PEPTIC ULCER AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD)
4
A02BB
Prostaglandins

Contents

Code
Title
A02BB01
Misoprostol
A02BB02
Enprostil

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Misoprostol

Misoprostol is an analogue of naturally occurring prostaglandin E1 which promotes peptic ulcer healing and symptomatic relief. Misoprostol protects the gastroduodenal mucosa by inhibiting basal, stimulated and nocturnal acid secretion and by reducing the volume of gastric secretions, the proteolytic activity of the gastric fluid, and increasing bicarbonate and mucus secretion.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
CYTOTEC Tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK